What is Nenthead Mines?
Nenthead Mines is a historic place at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria, UK. This remote valley is covered by remains from the lead and zinc mining industry of the North Pennines, including mine entrances, watercourses, dressing-floors and buildings. The site is famous for its geology and is notable for rare lichens and plants growing on the metal-rich mine dumps. Most of the valley is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Nenthead Mines Conservation Society is a volunteer charity which owns and cares for the site. Carrs Mine is an old lead and zinc mine which is open to visitors on special days. The NMCS volunteer team provide guided trips into the mine.
NMCS is a registered charitable incorporated organisation, registered in England, number 1166231.
When can I visit?
Come and see us at Nenthead! Click on our Open Days and Events Page for the dates of our Mine trips and site Open Days. You can go underground on one of our Open Days.
The site is open to visitors all year excepting that the buildings and mine are only open on our Open Days.
How do I contact Nenthead Mines?
- Email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone us on 07494 497868
- Write to us at our postal address which is – Nenthead Mines Conservation Society, Nenthead Mines, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD
- Visit us at Nenthead Smelting Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria. Our satnav postcode is CA9 3NY. Look for our large sign “Nenthead Mines”.
- On one of our Open Days – its best to phone us – 07494 497868
How can I help the Nenthead Mines Conservation Society?
You can help the Society by becoming a member and joining our all volunteer team. Go to our membership page at http://www.nentheadmines.com/category/society-membership/
If you want to know more before you join the Society, please email or phone. We operate regular Volunteer Work Days and always welcome visitors.
You may also donate to the Society. We are an all-volunteer operation – all our income is spent on maintaining and developing Nenthead Mines. Donate direct – our BACS details are Nenthead Mines Conservation Society, 20.40.09, account number 73491838.
Donations via Paypal are also welcome. A donate button is at the end of this page.